We love the February 2018 issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. It features a project close to our hearts - a personal one - Our home. Every architect should know what it feels like to be the client with the stresses and excitement involved in a project that that you are sinking your life's savings into! We kept to our tight budget and timescale (even when the bats had very different ideas) and learned some valuable lessons along the way, which we now share with our clients. Photography by Nigel Ridgen and words by Natasha Brinsmead. You can read more about the project here.
Our current project for the Royal Bath & West of England Society to create a new Rural Enterprise Centre that aims to provide a platform for rural businesses to succeed has been revealed further. You can read more about the project in South West Business Insider today here.
The recently completed extension/remodel of a property on the Somerset Levels by O2i Design was featured in the article "The Art of Living" by Jo Leevers in the Telegraph magazine (17/06/2017). Photographs by Penny Wincer. You can read more about the project here
Best Public Service Building in the SW has just been awarded to our scheme for the Engine Room II, Somerset Film in Bridgwater. The Award ceremony took place in May 2017, in Plymouth and we could not be more pleased. You can read more about the winning project here.
We have just been informed that 2 of our newest projects have made the shortlist in the LABC South West Building Excellence Awards 2017 in a total of 6 categories.
O2i Design Consultants were presented with the Gold Award at the Green Apple Environment Awards ceremony on 11th November 2016. The winning project was the design of two detached eco homes on the outskirts of Langport, which competed against more than 500 other nominations to win the highly-regarded award. You can read more here
Four O2i Design projects were shortlisted across five different categories in the SW Regional LABC - Building Excellence Awards 2016. These categories covered:
Competition was stronger than ever this year, so to be shortlisted was a great accomplishment, and we were thrilled to have those projects recognised across the region at the Awards ceremony in July 2016. On this occasion, we didn't win, but we could not be prouder of our projects and team.
O2i Design are proud to have received the Gold Award Certificate from Payroll Giving. This certificate is a symbol of excellence, reflecting the efforts that O2i Design has made to foster a culture of committed giving in the workplace. We have received this award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015.
One of our smallest projects was amongst the finalist of the South West Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards. This extension project was nominated by South Somerset District Council Building Control Officers and was in the “Best Domestic Extension or Alteration” category. The nomination reflected the quality and detail of information submitted.
The Green Apple Awards are at the vanguard of environmental and sustainable best practice for the built environment and recognise projects that have made a positive impact in architecture, landscape architecture, preserving our national heritage, urban design and civil engineering. O2i Design was selected for a recent commercial, sustainable project and was thrilled to win Gold in this national Award.
O2i Design Ltd was thrilled to find themselves amongst the finalists for 4 Awards. Nominated by South Somerset Building Control, O2i Design Consultants were finalists in the categories of Best individual dwelling, Best small commercial, Best Sustainable and Best Conversion. Building Control Manager of South Somerset District Council David Durrant commented “SSDC building control was delighted to nominate 3 projects designed by Duncan Pyle of O2i Design Ltd for the LABC Building Excellence Award in the South West region. A large number of projects were entered for the awards representing the very best projects throughout the south west region and so to be among the finalists was an excellent achievement.”
O2i Design Consultants were delighted to be shortlisted in the South West Built Environment Awards 2012 (Sustainability Category).
O2i Design was shortlisted in the prestigious Sustain' Awards for Sustainability, Business & the Built Environment. Our Somerset project was nominated for its sustainability and biodiversity credentials. Judges felt this project was "...clearly a diligent, carefully conceived and executed low-impact development – we were particularly impressed with the siting of the reed-bed system and how its installation was always mindful of local habitats and biodiversity. Importantly, the opportunity was also taken to reintroduce native plants and trees to the site boundaries – something less considered projects would often overlook. A sincere ‘well-done’ to all involved." Steve Oxley, Editor of Sustain' added “Year on year we have seen the quality of entries to the Sustain’ Magazine Awards increase. There were some extremely tough decisions for the judges to make and to even get shortlisted as a finalist is something of which all should be extremely proud. Despite these challenging economic times, the finalists for this year’s Awards have quite clearly not been discouraged from their commitment to pushing the boundaries of invention or seeking enterprising means to achieve sustainable excellence. Indeed, many of these projects present inspiring and influential solutions to the way we may address our built environment in the future and I would like to congratulate each and every one of them on their success.”
Great article on a client's self-build home - a 2 storey straw bale home featured in March 2012 Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine.
Sustainable Building Supplement, January 2012 issue of British Builder and Developer takes a look at our Somerset project of CfSH (Level 5) homes in Somerset
O2i Design gained the Planning Application Approval for Daisy Farm. This self-build eco home was a remarkable achievement by owners Anthony and Andrew and a real testament of their drive and vision. Using the stone of the house they replaced and incorporating many sustainable design features, they achieved a home that perfectly represents their interest in low-impact living.
O2i Design's team were thrilled to have won the much coveted "Business of the Year" award in the Somerset Business Awards. The Awards are organised by Somerset Chamber of Commerce and recognise and promote the county’s talented entrepreneurs.
The Sunday Telegraph's Environmental Property Journalist of the Year, Sarah Lonsdale, took a look at the ownership of eco homes, including one of O2i Design's eco project. "It is light, airy and pleasant to live in" says the owner "My only worry is that we'll never be able to live anywhere else as we have got used to such high standards."
O2i Design Ltd were delighted that one of their projects was shortlisted in 2011 Awards. Winner of the Best Sustainable Project for SW Region LABC Building Excellence Awards for Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset
O2i Design Ltd was proud to win the LABC Building Excellence Award for "Best Sustainable Project" in Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset. “The judges felt that the project by O2i Design Consultants was unique in its sustainability credentials. The development of five dwellings on a confined site successfully achieved Level 5 under The Code for Sustainable Homes.”
This Government publication featured one of O2i Design‘s project as one of four national case studies in: The Code for Sustainable Homes- Case Studies. This project was also awarded ‘Best Housing Scheme’ by Regen South West for the development of five sustainable homes built to CSH Code Level 5.